Through the courtesy and service of the American Red Cross, a shelter has been set up at the International Rice Festival Building for those displaced by the flooding in Crowley.
Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has announced that a curfew is imposed tonight for the affected areas of the City of Crowley.
During a morning meeting at state Rep. Jack Montoucet’s office, a group of area leaders, first responders and public officials gathered to address the weekend storm’s aftermath and how to best help parish residents.

Festival Poker Run riders brave storms during 3-hour jaunt Saturday morning

Poker Run Organizers: Chairing and organizing Saturday morning’s Frog Festival Poker Run were Clint Morgan, chairman, and Dawn Gerbine, co-chair, on motorcycles; kneeling Evan Perez, Maggie Reed; second row from left, Karen Dupont and Stephanie Leger; back from left, Fran Bihm, Roy Credeur, Keith Vienne, Mona Vienne, Steve Bandy, Blaine Dupont, Wayne Leger and Michele Autin. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Josie Henry)

Participants in Saturday’s Frog Festival Poker Run gave a whole new meaning to the term “storm troopers.”

USDA Rural Development funding programs explained

AT RAYNE PRESENTATION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, presented information on various funding programs available to individuals, businesses and governmental entities during a meeting Wednesday afternoon at Rayne City Hall. Among those in attendance were, from left, Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, Ricky Hulin, construction analyst, USDA/RD; Charles Miniex, area director, USDA/RD; Callie F. Francois, community programs specialist, USDA/RD; Laurie Suire, president and CEO of OneAcadia, sponsors of the event; Morse Mayor Darlene Thibodeaux, Church Point Mayor Russell Stelly and Rayne Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

There are more projects out there funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, than most people think.

Flooding rain storms sweep across parish

RESCUE SERVICE: Emergency vehicles drive through high water in the Mire area Sunday following a line of severe weather that swept through the area. Personnel with the Mire Volunteer Fire Department rescued five people and a pet during Sunday’s actions.

ACADIA PARISH - A strong thunderstorm system with high winds and pelting rain swept across Acadia Parish Saturday and Sunday, leaving several downe

Frog Festival Blood Drive May 9

The 2016 Frog Festival Blood Drive will be held on Monday, May 9, from 2 until 7 p.m. at the Rayne Chamber of Commerce.

Jury questions opening of pontoon bridge

CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Police Jury has a couple of questions concerning the operation of the pontoon bridge on Louisiana Highway 91 in Estherw

Bordes' named 2016 Golden Festival royalty

LORETTA AND PAT BORDES were named the 2016 Golden Frog Festival Queen and King during a recent reception held at Rayne City Hall hosted by ABWA's Cajun Hospitality Chapter of Rayne. They were crowned by last year's honorees, Mary Alice and Michael Pastor.

Winford “Pat” Bordes and Loretta Ann Couville Bordes will reign as the 27th Golden Frog Festival King and Queen.

Rayne High, NDHS graduations set

Plans are complete for the 2016 graduating classes of Rayne High School and Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish.

Debutante Ball planned this weekend in Rayne

In preparation of this weekend’s 2016 Debutante Introductions and Ball, the Ebonite Civic and Social Club of Rayne, Inc., hosted its annual Debutan

Severe weather hits

Crowley residents were awakened Sunday morning, when a strong thunderstorm system passed through the area leaving a path of destruction in it’s wak

Educators recognized Monday

While the Acadia Parish School Board is always excited to congratulate its students, Monday night it had an opportunity to thank and applaud severa

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Sports

WOLVES IN TODAY’S FOOTBALL JAMBOREE - The Rayne High Wolves Football Team were busy this week as they were readying for today’s 2016 Acadia Parish Jamboree at Iota High School. The Wolves are scheduled to meet the hosting Bulldogs in the second game of the night. The Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. with Church Point meeting Crowley High. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Following last week’s historic flooding that halted all extra curricular activities while southern Louisiana tried to survive the worst flooding witnessed in almost 100 years, the 2016 football sea

Lifestyle

Paul Major Gagliano

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Major Gagliano of Fort Polk are announcing the birth of a son, Paul Major Gagliano, who was born at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.

Obituaries

Wanda Kedinger

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Wanda Gail Redd Kedinger, 72, who died Tuesday, Aug.

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